Nominations sought for outstanding UND faculty and student partners

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The University of North Dakota Center for Community Engagement is accepting nominations for its sixth annual Civic Engagement Awards, which are given to outstanding UND students, faculty and departments for their contributions to the community.

Nominations of outstanding community partners also are being sought from UND affiliates. The awards will be presented at the center's annual Stone Soup Luncheon and Awards Program on Nov. 10 in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom.

Community members are encouraged to submit nominations, which are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 14. Nomination information is available at the Center for Community Engagement's website,, by phone at 701-777-0675 or by email at

The awards event is open to the public. Reservations can be made by contacting the UND Center for Community Engagement at 701-777-0675 or

Nominations are being solicited across six categories:

The Community Partner Award is given to a nonprofit organization, community or public entity, or qualified individual who has demonstrated an exemplary relationship with and support for one or more academic programs, faculty and students.

The Public Scholar Award is given to a full-time UND faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary public scholarship and meets the following criteria: involving community members in the design and implementation of research or creative activity, as well as producing scholarship that has been made available and accessible to the public.

The Faculty Service- Learning Award is given to a full-time UND faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary effectiveness in using service learning as a pedagogy to meet the designated service learning goals of civic skills, civic knowledge, civic professionalism and civic impact.

The Engaged Department Award is given to a UND academic department or program that has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to engagement of faculty and students in scholarship and learning in community contexts, thus addressing community needs.

The Undergraduate Civic Engagement Award is given to a UND undergraduate junior or senior student (as of Fall 2011) who has demonstrated exemplary civic engagement through dedication and innovation in academic-based service and outstanding leadership potential.

The Graduate Civic Engagement Award is given to a UND graduate student who has advanced civic engagement through public scholarship, service-learning pedagogy, or scholarship about civic engagement. The student must have outstanding academic or disciplinary civic engagement leadership potential.